alte Säge

An old sawmill on the Austrian Weissensee has been extensively renovated and is now home to four extraordinary apartments. You will still find a lot of wood within this house, which is no longer used just as a raw material, but also for the walls, floors and gables, In combination with large window areas and unusually cut rooms, a set of modern and homely apartments have been created. Some feature a loft flair, with views into the open gable area and overhanging oriels above the millstream.

Two new apartments were added in the summer of 2017, in the large garden of the Alte Säge. The building practically grows out of the terraced terrain. Its tower-like entrances are encased in Corten steel and offer views into the deeper, embedded bedrooms through 4.5-meter-high windows. The living rooms open with large windows to the lake side. A lot of wood has also been used in these apartments, just as in the old sawmill, but they also feature an interplay with exposed concrete.

A bathing spot at the lake is only a few steps away. You can also can rent the “Badehütte Weissensee” bath-house together with one of the apartments. This award-winning building was constructed entirely of larch wood and stands out by its contemporary architecture. In winter returning to your apartment in the “Alte Säge” is especially pleasant: you can warm up in the sauna or then curl up on the sofa by the stove.

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What to do

Swimming, hiking (200 km marked hiking trails), mountain biking (22 MTB tracks with 150 km of all difficulty levels), diving, ice diving, running & Nordic Walking, fishing, winter sports (ice skating, ice hockey, curling, skiing, cross country skiing, tobogganing)

Why we like this house

The extraordinary architecture, the hearty service and the idyllic location by the lake make the alte Säge unique.

This house is great for

Great for families!

Owner picture


Alte Säge: where two women rule the roost. Irmgard Mosser (right) manages the property on site. She brings the warmth and cosiness to these apartments and knows what her guests need to feel at home. She has great tips for each and every guest because she knows the area like the back of her hand. Angela Frey discovered the old, empty sawmill and designed the apartments to suit the way she likes to live when on holiday. Together, Irmgard and Angela strive to continuously improve your experience here at Alte Säge.


Region/Town AT – Austria, Carinthia, Weissensee, Neusach
Name alte Säge
Scenery in the Alps, 50 meters from the shores of lake Weissensee
Number of guests 6 apartments for 2 - 6 people
Completed 2012, Bathhouse 2007, Extention 2017
Design DI Peter Jungmann, Lienz
Published various, e.g. the guardian, LIVING AT HOME, zuhause wohnen
Special Features Guests can also rent the bath house on the lake
Awards Wood construction price Carinthia 2007 (bathhouse), Carinthian Building Award 2008 (bathhouse)
Price Carinthian Construction Award 2017
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Loft, Meeting, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna
Same PartnerIselhof
Same ArchitectUfogel



  1. Bin schon 4x hier gewesen! Diese Jahr gibt es besonders feine Sachen zum Essen! Besonders die herrlichen Suppen und die Schlipfkrapfen! Und die hausgemachten Marmeladen zum Frühstück. Danke für alles!
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  2. Wieder einmal herrliche Tage verbracht. Danke an Frau Mosser für Geheimtipps über die schönsten Wanderwege. Und am Weg zum Badeplatz kann man diese Jahr sogal einen Morgenkaffee am idyllisch gelegenen Bootsverleih einnehmen.
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  3. Erholsame Tage im großartigen Ambiente am Weissensee, jetzt am Iselhof in Lienz zu Gast. Ein großes Lob an die Gastgeber, die sich soooo viel antun. Der Garten – eine Wohltat, es sprießen die Pflanzen, Blätter dürfen herumgewirbelt werden und am Gras liegen, ein gezähmtes Wunder der Natur am Weissensee und am Iselhof. Danke an Angela Frey für die Tipps zu der Hütte bei Lienz, die wir NIE! alleine gefunden hätten. Wir kommen wieder!
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  4. Selten so erholsame Tage erlebt. Man kommt an und bekommt alles, was das Herz begehrt, hausgemachte Köstlichkeiten inklusive. Highlight war die Dinner Box. Selten so fein gegessen! Chapeau!
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  5. Die Lage des Weissensees ist ein Traum, die Lage der Alten Säge ebenso. Die Wohnung 5Flosse bietet reichlich Platz, die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet, sodass man fast wie daheim bei Bedarf wunderbar kochen kann. Die Ferienwohnung ist super sauber gepflegt, das ist mir persönlich besonders wichtig, um mich wohl fühlen und relaxen zu können.
    100% perfekt, danke, gerne wieder.
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